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Two more senior police officers suspended following cocaine saga

Two senior police officers, who are accomplices of rogue police officer Abba Kyari have been suspended from the force.

They are Assistant Commissioner of Police Sunday Ubua and Assistant Superintendent James Bawa.

A statement by the Police Service Commission on Thursday conveyed their suspension.

The Commission based the suspension on the indicted officers involvement in a  cocaine scandal.

“In accordance with the provisions of the Public Service Rules 030406, the Commission has approved the suspension of the Officers until the outcome of the investigation into the allegations levelled against them.

‚ÄúThe Commission also directed the Inspector General of Police to ‚Äėnote also that DCP Abba Kyari, who prior to this allegation was on suspension, shall remain so until the conclusion of investigations‚ÄĚ.

The statement also asked the Inspector General of Police to suspend Inspector Simon Agrigba and Inspector John Nuhu in accordance with the Powers of Delegation.

“The IGP is further requested to inform the Commission of the arrest of ASP John Umoru who is currently at large whenever his arrest is effected to enable it take necessary action.

“The Commission also directed the Inspector General of Police to furnish it with information on further development on the matter for necessary further action.

The indicted officers were drafted into the elite police unit, branded the Intelligence Response Team and worked under the disgraced Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari.

Kyari,alongside four others, is currently being investigated for his role in the diversion and selling of cocaine seized at the Akanu Ibiam Airport, in Enugu.

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